Is Driving Through Mexico Really That Scary? 2

The reactions you get when you tell people you’re going to drive through Mexico are funny. One worker at the grocery store told us simply, “You’re gonna die.” A rather grim message from the guy bagging our provisions for an extremely long road trip. A few statements, including the U.S. Consulate’s warning against driving through […]

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A Gringo’s Guide to NOT Looking Like a Tourist in Mexico 4

We’ve all seen him – the pink-skinned gringo nearly passed out on a beach chair ordering daiquiri after daiquiri in a tone that embarrasses everyone. It’s more of a yell, than a “May I please,” – a tone he’d never use when talking to a server back in Minnesota. He joins in on tequila volleyball, […]


Millennials in Moby: An Interview with Be You Be Sure Co-Founder Alison Sher 1

Typically, I would write an introduction for my interviewee. Something like, “This writer is inspiring, and here’s why she’s inspiring.” Maybe it was my questions (probably not), or maybe it was her responses, but once you read this interview, you’ll see why Alison Sher doesn’t need much of an introduction – she speaks for herself. […]

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Santa’s List: Best Wetsuits of 2013

Photo credit: Wonderlane Got a hole? A tear at the seams? Feeling a little chillier than you have in years past? Sad to say, you can only pee in something, rinse it off and hang it from its neck in the beaming sun so many times before it goes kaput. It’s time you do yourself […]


Bert’s Market: The Best Convenience Store in the World

A Review of the Best Convenience Store in the World – Before They Went Upscale I’d like to be modest and say I’m not sure if I’ll make it to heaven someday, but I can’t. I’ve already been to heaven. In fact, I stop by about three times a day, whether I need chili dogs, […]